S.B. 175 has only McKoon’s signature, so movement is highly unlikely this session. But the lawmaker says next year – when the dominos are really likely to fall as a result of an open U.S. Senate seat – is another matter.
Here’s the gist of the brief language:
The seat of any member of the General Assembly shall be declared vacant on the thirtieth day following such member filing a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission declaring that such member is a candidate for a federal elective office, provided that such member's seat shall not be vacated if the member terminates his or her candidacy and files appropriate notice of termination with the Federal Election Commission prior to such thirtieth day.
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